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2013-03-11 08:26:54

Top-notch New York-based hospitals are first to make new endoscope for colon cancer screening available to U.S. patients NEW YORK and KISSING, Germany, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- invendo medical announced today that the company entered the U.S. market by installing first systems at NYU Langone Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center- two of the most renowned GI endoscopy centers. First U.S. patients have already undergone a colonoscopy...

2013-03-10 23:00:54

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a March 2013 study from Germany finding that only 20% of patients make use of the colonoscopy screening program, which is important in preventing and diagnosing colon cancer. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation...

2013-03-07 12:27:25

OAKLAND, Calif., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With 150,000 new cases diagnosed every year, colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. But with proper screening, it is also one of the most preventable. This month, Kaiser Permanente recognizes colon cancer awareness by sharing stories of those who have dealt with the disease, and the care teams who saved them. March's stories include: Before embarking on a new exercise program, Mattie Shaw [http://bit.ly/XQu27U] of Long Beach,...

2013-03-06 16:25:53

National Screening Day is March 8, 2013 NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This March, StopColonCancerNow.com hopes to encourage people to rally around their health in the same way that they rally around their favorite college basketball team. We are asking folks 50 and over to celebrate a little March Gladness of their own by scheduling their first colonoscopy. And to help them get in the game, StopColonCancerNow.com is championing National Colon Cancer Screening Day on...

2013-03-06 12:26:28

Cambridge, Massachusetts Mayor Signs Proclamation Declaring March 6 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and the Colon Cancer Coalition/Get Your Rear in Gear have collaborated to raise awareness of colorectal cancer in Cambridge, Massachusetts by asking the Mayor to sign a proclamation decreeing today, March 6 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day in...

2013-03-05 14:58:57

Results show 70 percent reduction in risk for average-risk adults A new study led by a researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania adds support to current medical recommendations stating that screening colonoscopy substantially reduces an average-risk adult´s likelihood of being diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) in either the right or left side of the colon. In recent years, colonoscopy has begun to rapidly replace sigmoidoscopy...

2013-03-01 08:24:10

50andFearless.org website focuses on importance of colonoscopy screening beginning at age 50 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you 50 and Fearless? Fear is one of the top reasons why 50-year-olds avoid colonoscopy screening for colon cancer. Whether it's fear of the prep, the procedure or potential results, colonoscopy could be a lifesaver when detecting colon cancer, the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. (Logo:...

2013-02-28 08:29:18

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative research is being conducted at the Chevy Chase Clinical Research facility in Chevy Chase, Maryland on a device that would make a colonoscopy safer. Dr. Louis Korman of Capital Digestive Care and Artann Laboratories received support and more than three million dollars in research grant money from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to develop a device that can...

2013-02-19 14:31:14

Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low. Their study, in the online issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, found that use of high-definition imaging tools in 2,400 individuals undergoing a screening colonoscopy at the clinic led to an adenoma detection rate (ADR) of 25 percent in women and 41 percent in...

2013-02-06 12:25:20

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 25, 2013, a Queens jury awarded $1.5 million dollars to plaintiff Humberto Pizarro, against Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, a gastroenterologist, and Dr. Lester Katz, a laparoscopic surgeon, holding Dr. Mendelsohn 60% responsible and Dr. Katz 40% responsible. The patient had gone to Dr. Mendelsohn for a routine screening colonoscopy. He had no symptoms or complaints and had a normal physical examination. The colonoscopy was performed for the purpose...


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Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

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